Friday, December 1, 2006

How to have Firefox 2 add feeds to aKregator

Create a file named, say, /usr/local/bin/feed-akregator that contains this:

/usr/bin/akregator -a $1 -g "New, Unsorted Feeds"

And use that as the default application to add feeds in Firefox.


  1. I came across your blog while doing a Google search, and, as so often happens, I looked around for what might be randomly interesting. A Firefox user, when I saw Firefox listed on your main page I went to take a peek, and had to spend a minute puzzling through this sentence of yours:

    And use that has the default application to add feeds in Firefox.

    Unfortunately, even if you fix the spelling error, I'll still remain too dumb at this stage of my browsing experience to make use of this tip! If it could be given extra explanatory material, and thereby made useful to non-techie users of Firefox, I hope you will consider adding it to a Firefox forum (someone there with teacherly instincts might even be willing to write it up in a fashion suitable for dummies). I understand why you would want your own suggestion to appear first on your own blog, but I also think it's right to help the less technically gifted (me!) by also submitting your tips to sites that users with interest in the topic are sure to consult, such as (in this case) one connected with Mozilla.

    My apologies if you have already done so.

    By the way, before moving on with my Google search, I also tried your Previous and Next buttons (I think that's what they were called). They seem to work in reverse fashion, almost like a prank. Unless intended as geek fun, please check it out.

  2. I had a typo, now fixed, of 'has' when it should have been 'as'.